03.21.08 10 years ago 18 Comments

I don't care how far you have Duke going in your bracket, the sheer joy of them losing in the first round to 15th-seeded Belmont would have been too awesome for words.  The Atlantic Sun champions showed up and gave the Blue Devils a game last night, hanging close throughout before taking a 70-69 lead with two minutes to play.  Unfortunately for douchebag-hating sports fans everywhere, Gerald Henderson's layup with 12 seconds remaining gave Duke the lead, and a sorry inbounds play by Belmont sealed the Dukies' win.

For those who survive on Duke hatred the way others get by on oxygen and vital nutrients, I recommend the FanHaus's splendid What Kind of Duke Hater Are You?  It should get you by until West Virginia or Xavier knocks them out of the tourney.

Elsewhere around the NCAAs: Michael Beasley and K-State send chic Final Four pick USC packing… George Mason is not this year's George Mason: Indiana papists drub the Patriots… West Virginia shot the lights out (11-19 from three-point range) to beat Arizona… JAGER BOMBS!… UCLA crushes MVSU… Cornell beaten handily by Stanford; coach, mascot weep gently.

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